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... the Great Hall, the Royal Palace, the Scottish Honors (Crown Jewels) and an exhibition of the crowning of Scottish kings and queens. Luckily, there were no queues, apparently it can take up to 25 minutes to see the Honors during busy times.
The building off the Square is the Scottish National War Memorial for Fallen Servicemen. Every Scottish regiment is represented within the building and books record the names of every soldier who has died during active service.
... said they weren’t as good as mine!
- Lest we forget.
13 May (Murdoch’s 13th Birthday)
- I went to the local pond again and fed the swans, ducks, some pigeons, etc – the remainder of the grain I had bought a couple of months ago (refer Blogg from 30 March). God the swans are rough! After nudging all the grain out of my cupped-palm, they then ‘pecked’ (more like ‘groped’) my forearm for more! Um, HELLO – I ...
... who knows what, and they say that all these things were found in Dr Jekyls house after he died, they were behind a wall. Very interesting.
We walked home and had a bit of a rest, then went across the road from our hotel to a lovely restaurant for dinner.
So, not much happened today, but we saw LOTS and got a good understanding of Edinburgh.
Tomorrow(Monday) we leave Edinburgh and driving back to Julie and Gareths house at Saltburn by the Sea. ...
... staying next time!
We went through some truly beautiful scenery. I think the drive down Glenshee is my favourite of all time, just a pity the heather isn't out. We stopped in the rain at the Spitall of Glenshee where four glens meet to take some photos, but I couldn't capture its true majesty.
I have great memories of being here in the summer of 1978 with my cousin Lyndel. Unfortunately the hotel where we stayed is now ...
... literally get **** faced.
After the walk we got pulled pork in a bun which was very popular in that area of town and then hit some free fun at the museum. The museum was massive and since we didn't really follow the map we got stuck in the Scots as Kings area and missed all the good stuff like the history of medicine exhibit. After awhile we just couldn't look at any more exhibits so we left the museum and went on the usual hunt for alcohol.
We stopped at ...